Prazeres

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“It’s a pleasure to be in Prazeres” – damn straight. Head up the mountain towards Christ the Redeemer, past Santa Teresa, take a right when you see this guy and you are in a place called Prazeres. Prazeres means “pleasures” in Portuguese. Street art everywhere. This smurf fresco represents Rio’s soccer rivalry in four parts. Fluminense […]

Prazeres Street Art

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Prazeres is a favela up the road from Santa Teresa, with ridiculous views and even more ridiculous street art. Prazeres means “pleasures” in Portuguese. Nação means “nation.” 45 local artists paint the streets chromatic in partnership with the FLUPP lit festival. Start here. The mural reads left to right.                 Original photography by […]

Rio Photographic

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“Visions from on high. The hilltop casts its pespective on the city. Youth living in pacified communities in Rio present their perceptions in O Meu Rio Fotográfico.” O Meu Rio Fotográfico is now on exhibit at Largo das Artes in downtown Rio. The view looking out. Photographs by thirty-four photography students from favelas across the city. Opening day. […]